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Presentation bugle in B-flat

This instrument was presented by the Ship's company to the Royal Yacht Victoria and Albert, in 1922. It is a double-coiled bugle made entirely of silver-plated brass. It has a brass mouthpiece attached to a silver-plated chain. Nominal pitch: 4-1/2-foot B-flat.

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  • Decorative elements:Red, yellow and blue worsted cord with tassels.
  • Inscriptions:Stamped on bell: HENRY POTTER & Co / LONDON / 1922|Engraved on bell: Presented by / The Ship's Company / to / H.M. Yacht Victoria and Albert
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.121.22 End-blown labrosones with curved or folded tubes, with mouthpiece
  • Repository:National Museum of the Royal Navy
  • Measurements:Length: 280mm; Bell diameter: 100mm